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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/22/2009 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
So how does everyone manage pain during flare ups?  I can't seem to find anything in the middle, I either live with pain or walk around feeling stoned all day!  What works for you guys?!?! 
28 year old husband and father of 1 (soon to be 2!!), Diagnosed with Crohns and resection surgery in Jan '09 (same ER trip), currently not winning the battle with pain, taking: 6mp, Pentasa, Prednisone and every vitamin possible! 

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 11/22/2009 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Nothing yet :( Heating pad lying down drinking tea seems to work best for me! I've never had a harder drug than tylenol for my pain yet... but it doesn't seem to make any difference at all anyways. Scared to try the bigger stuff!
19 y/o female, diagnosed crohns december 2008
currently taking 500 mg pentasa 4x daily

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   Posted 11/22/2009 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hard to say since who really knows what your level of pain is. Heat seems to help me. Try to be careful of what you are eating. Some foods raise my pain level above what I can ignore. Don't wear tight clothing. I have certain pants that are big for when my gut swells up. Sitting in the car I open my pants to take ALL pressure off of me. I sometimes forget to close my pants when I get to where I am going. It is hard to act non-chalant when you are zipping up, snapping the button and fastening your belt as you are walking into Walmart lol. I do a kind of meditation also. Especially when driving and need a bathroom I can get kind of detached but still drive safely.. I learned this on Vulcan. Good luck
I use FD&C Blue dye number 1 and it really seems to help me.  There is SCIENCE behind this.  Just ask me and I will explain it to you.  U/C and Crohn's for 34 years.  Blue dye for one month and I am feeling pretty good!  I am so excited by this but I need others to try it with their doctor's permission.  Simple food coloring!!  BLUE1.  
I can't make money on this, it's already in your kitchen.  I just want to help, especially the youngsters.
I do 2 drops in 6 ounces of water when I get up, 2 or 3 drops in 16 or 20 ounces of water that I sip all day and then 2 drops in 6 ounces of water at bedtime.   Max of 7 drops a day.

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